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The Awakening

The AwakeningNot to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI,...The AwakeningPT102MRNot to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI,...2012-08-10
THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall

THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall

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The Awakening

Release Date Limited: 08/17/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: R

Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin’s great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a lot of energy to set decoration. A professional hoax exposer (Rebecca Hall) rethinks her skepticism as she pursues spectral sightings at a traditionally gloomy boarding school for traditionally sad lads. Dominic West personifies the melancholia of a country overwhelmed by death. As the house matron, Imelda Staunton embodies the spirit of lady thespians always up for a role requiring hair in a bun. B-

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